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MGO Manuka Power

MGO stands for Methylglyoxal, the naturally occurring compound that makes Manuka honey so special.

Our research partner - Professor Thomas Henle (University of Dresden) and his team - discovered MGO as the magic ingredient in Manuka honey, a discovery long sought after in the science world.

In 2008 Manuka Health pioneered MGO testing as a more precise and reliable method of grading Manuka honey, based on this ground-breaking research.

Not all Manuka honey is created equal and MGO levels can vary greatly.  Every jar of Manuka Health MGO™ Manuka Honey is tested and certified for natural MGO content. The MGO number tells you how much MGO is in your jar of honey – simple.

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What is MGO: Welcome
What is MGO: About
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Why choose Manuka Health MGO™
Manuka Honey?

  • Leaders in Manuka Honey Science - we’ve spent years discovering Manuka honey's secrets, protecting and optimising its purity and extraordinary natural properties, and we continue to develop our understanding and expertise with our scientific research partnerships.

  • Care & Expertise from Hive to Home – our dedicated team of specialists (about 1.5 billion bees and 140 humans) carefully craft and nurture this rare and special honey at every step of the process.

  • 100% New Zealand Origin – every jar can be traced right back to the beekeeper it came from, and has been carefully tested, packed and safely sealed all here in New Zealand in our specialised honey facility.

  • Tested and Certified for MGO potency, purity and quality – every batch is tested so you can trust that our premium MGO™ Manuka Honey is exactly what it promises to be.

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